The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 2)

Here is Part 2 of our countdown of our favourite songs from the past ten years… 180 Strand Of Oaks – Alex Kona (2010) “Alex Kona was twelve feet tall, his mother got killed by a bowling ball”. What else is there?   179 Port O’Brien – My Will Is Good (2009)   Rhythmic and punchy folk-rock, but with a hook most pop songs would … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 2)

Twelve Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Another seven days have come and gone, although these felt infinitely more dangerous than any others. Hats off to Ewan McGregor at least this week! If nothing else it means new songs from those horrified by the new leader of the free world – so to kick us off we have offerings from Suuns, Meat Wave, Father John Misty and an update on a protest song classic … Continue reading Twelve Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Seven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

1. Terry Malts – Don’t 2. Grass House – All I Have To Do Is Dream (Everly Brothers cover) 3. We Were Promised Jetpacks – I Keep It Composed 4. Vashti Bunyan – Holy Smoke 5. Ming City Rockers – Get Outta Your Head 6. Real Estate – Paper Dolls (Nerves cover) 7. Blood Sister – Paralysis . . . . . . . . … Continue reading Seven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: December 2011

Here is our final monthly Best Of mix of songs from 2011 – despite all the Christmas fayre on offer, there were still a whole plethora of cracking new tracks to enjoy, and as always we’ve gathered the best of our December posts into one lovely mix for you with a couple of new tracks to sample too. Don’t forget to check out all our … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: December 2011

Mad Mackerel’s Albums Of The Year: Part 2 (30 – 11)

Carrying on from where we left off yesterday… 30 Josh T Pearson – Last Of The Country Gentlemen Download Josh T Pearson – Woman When I’ve Raised Hell…(Alternative Version) mp3 a 29 Real Estate – Days Download Real Estate – Green Aisles mp3 (from Days) Download Real Estate – It’s Real mp3 (from Days) a 28 Gillian Welch – The Harrow & The Harvest Download Gillian Welch – The Way It Goes … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Albums Of The Year: Part 2 (30 – 11)

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: September 2011

Another bonanza month of top tunes, all rounded up for you in one perfect download mix. Here are the September highlights together, as always, with a couple of top-notch new tracks too. Download The Migrant – The Hurricane mp3 (from Amerika) Distinguished by a slow blues refrain, handclaps and a mournful vocal, it is one of those tunes that sounds like it has been around forever. Download … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: September 2011

New Album From Real Estate

Really enjoying Green Aisles, the spacious, fluid, psych-tinged advance from the new Real Estate album. The album is called Days and is released on Domino Records. Pre-order from the label here. Download Real Estate – Green Aisles mp3 (from Days) See them live in October. 23rd Oct Brighton, Hanbury Ballroom 24th Oct Manchester, Now Wave @ Islington Mill 25th London, The Garage (wt Twin Sister) 26th … Continue reading New Album From Real Estate

MM’s Covers Up Again

Here are a few more of the cover versions that have recently crossed MM’s path and are well worth a listen. First up, Stereogum have released an excellent tribute to the Strokes Is This It album featuring a whole host of buzzworthy bands and available completely free from their website. Just click here to grab it, or listen to Real Estate’s version of Barely Legal … Continue reading MM’s Covers Up Again

Big Hitters Round Up

A few of the big hitters and bloggers favourites have released tracks lately. Here’s our round up in case you’ve missed any. Download St Vincent – Surgeon mp3 (from Strange Mercy) Download Girls – Vomit mp3 (from Father, Son, Holy Ghost) Download The War On Drugs – Come To The City mp3 (from Slave Ambient) Download M83 – Midnight City mp3  (from Midnight City) Download Twin Sister … Continue reading Big Hitters Round Up